Tag: oil refineries

EPA Proposes new “residual risk” rule for refineries

Cross Posted from Center for Progressive Reform Blog: On May 14, 2014, the EPA proposed new rules to control “residual risk” from hazardous air emissions (such as from benzene) at the nation’s petroleum refineries.     The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to calculate whether or not residual risk to human health exists after […]  More »

The Myth That the US Will Soon Become an Oil Exporter

Countries trade crude oil and oil products back and forth. When all of these transactions are netted out, is the US close to becoming a “net” oil exporter?

With the recent increase in oil production (perhaps even exceeding that of Russia on a “barrels-per-day” basis), a person might think that US oil production problems are behind us. If we look at the data, though, it is very clear that the US is still a long way from becoming a net oil exporter.

There are several reasons for confusion. One is the fact that excess refinery capacity can lead to the ...

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EPA says it will delay greenhouse-gas standards for oil refineries

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will delay its first-ever standards for greenhouse-gas emissions from oil refineries.  More »

Oil workers prepare for new contracts in Feb.; strike OKd if need arises

United Steelworkers members at oil refineries and other union-represented, oil-related plants nationwide have ratified the National Oil Bargaining policy, the union’s national contract proposal, the union said today.  More »